Nikki’s Notebook: Duluth Yoga Girl

Class Aims to Foster Body and Mind Connection

Kids spend a lot of time in the classroom during the school year, much of that time is sitting in place.

One class outside of the school buildings is hoping to help keep young minds connected and confident

A unique program at Duluth Yoga is only for young girls, aged 9-13.

“What they learn here on the mat in this studio, they’re learning about themselves,” said Duluth Yoga Co-founder, Shelia Wixo.

It isn’t instructor Amy White’s first time leading a group of students, the former Spanish teacher says yoga has big educational benefits.

“I’ve known in my 20 years I’ve been teaching, that this is something that’s important for our youth especially with sports and dance and everything that is hard on young bodies,” said White.

Even though her current classroom has padded floor with no shoes allowed, she says the final result still will be seen inside school hallways.

“It’s a non-competitive way to physically and emotionally recharge them,” said White.

The class just wrapped up for the session. It was so popular there was a waiting list.

Duluth Yoga said they are looking to start similar classes, including a yoga class for young boys or hockey players.

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